Experience the beauty of

Rwandan culture, craft, and community.

Café, Gift Shop & Meet the Artisans

Visit the new home of Azizi Life, enjoy some fresh coffee and food, and explore our interactive gift shop. 

Create your own Rwandan craft like an imigongo cow dung painting! 

This is also the start point for all our Experience days in the South.

I love this place.  A tranquil atmosphere, friendly staff, beautiful gifts and delicious coffee. – Tom, UK

Visit us in Kigali

(near the convention centre)

Learn to Craft at Our Studio

Come and create your own Rwandan craft!

Drop in any time to paint, enjoy traditional pottery, or create other things of beauty.

Check out our calendar of workshops, classes and activities, or schedule a private activity, party, or event.

Super-excited… so many handcrafts to learn to craft!

– Hannah N, USA

Visit us in the North

(Ellen Campus in Kinigi)

Shop & Meet the Artisans

Our shop at the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s new location has a curated selection of our beautiful artisan-made goods, plus a collection of unique gorilla-inspired pieces.  Schedule a full or half day Experience with local artisan hosts, or enjoy time on campus with visiting artisans on select days.

It’s amazing this is handmade- the quality of this and how tight this is woven. I would love to watch them do that.

– Ellen D, USA
(holding a nose print basket)

Visit our Artisan Partners

(Byimana & Kinigi)

Experience Life in Rural Rwanda

Rural artisans open their homes and lives, inviting you to experience life and culture in their communities.

Experience weaving, pottery, traditional cooking, mud brick building, banana juice making, coffee picking, drumming and dancing, or imigongo making with the artisans!

I have travelled all over the world for the last 20+ years and this is absolutely a highlight.

– TripAdvisor contributor JCaz1, USA